Environment & Animal Welfare
"In California, I was honored to coauthor AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act. But it’s clear to me that to solve climate change, we need America to do what California has done, and then for America to get other countries to do what California has done. That’s why my first piece of legislation in Congress was the Climate Solutions Act of 2015: a bold, innovative plan to energize investment in green energy technology, set strong renewable energy standards and slash the carbon pollution that is damaging our planet."
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State Senator Fran Pavley, who represents the 27th district that includes Malibu, has earned a national reputation for drafting cutting-edge environmental legislation. Her 2002 California Clean Car Standards bill survived a Supreme Court decision and, in 2009, Obama directed that it become the national standard.
Pavley spoke at the Malibu Democratic Club’s “First Saturday Speaker Series” where she talked about what she’s working on in Sacramento.
Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, said Tuesday the United States needs to do more to stop the illegal ivory trade.
“Every day, 96 African elephants are killed by poachers for their highly valued ivory,” Lieu said during debate on a budget bill for the Department of the Interior. “With only a few hundred thousand of these elephants remaining, this illegal practice imperils their very existence.”
A section in the proposed appropriations bill would bar the use of funds to restrict the ivory trade in the U.S., which is one of the largest markets for illegal ivory.
At least two lawmakers received have received notices that their personal data may now be in the hands of hackers believed to be working for China.
June 18, 2015 At least two lawmakers have received notifications from the Office of Personnel Management informing them that their personal data may have been stolen by foreign hackers, marking the latest expansion of a massive data breach that exposed the information of millions of current and former federal employees.
Posted on June 23, 2015
Tar Balls that came ashore last month at Manhattan Beach have been traced to the oil spill off Santa Barbara County.
During the first week of June tarballs washed ashore closing all three beach cities. Results indicate the source was from the Refugio spill.
Posted: Monday, June 22, 2015 4:40 pm | Updated: 5:39 pm, Mon Jun 22, 2015.
Beach cities tarballs are matched to Refugio spill by Ellen Robinson The Beach Reporter
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tar from the Santa Barbara oil spill washed up at least as far away as a Los Angeles County beach last month, according to test results released Monday.
The findings confirmed what was suspected by many after globs of oil began swamping Southern California beaches in the weeks after a pipeline dumped up to 101,000 gallons of crude oil on the coast May 19.
Workers examine the coastline in Long Beach for tarballs. The tarballs have also washed ashore in Oxnard, Malibu and the South Bay.
Crude oil from a pipeline rupture in Santa Barbara County last month floated down the coast to beaches in Ventura and Los Angeles counties, according to separate lab results released Monday by both state officials and the Texas pipeline company.
An initial analysis of the tar balls that washed ashore in the South Bay last month, coating the area’s most popular beaches, links the oil to the Refugio pipeline spill near Santa Barbara.
A tar sample taken from Manhattan Beach last month has been traced for the first time to the Santa Barbara oil spill, a U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife official said Monday.
Nearly the entire South Bay shoreline was closed in late May and a cleanup effort was launched to remove a petroleum-based tar-like substance that washed ashore following a massive oil spill on Refugio Beach near Santa Barbara days earlier.